Kodoani.com – Less than a week ago, Square Enix launched their own manga distribution website and app, “Manga Up!” With classics like Fullmetal Alchemist, popular hits like Goblin Slayer!, and new exclusives like Daemons of the Shadow Realm, everything looked promising – until readers started to notice the control. browse as giant black bars.
The Censorship in Square Enix’s MangaUp app is so absurd and hilarious.
ICYMI, Manga Up is a recently launched English manga reading service launched by Square Enix two days ago.
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If you notice, the black bars don’t just cover nudity — or even implied nudity, like conveniently placed steam or something like that. Instead, they include everything from the conceivable — bikinis, pantyhose shots and extreme clones, for example — to things that seem absurd — i.e. the crotch area. of jeans and the knees of the characters. Roughly speaking, “too much”.
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For ‘s feedback Manga Up! Their statement seems to imply that, rather than having different versions of the app tailored to the different rules and sensitivities of each country and platform, Manga Up! There is only one version of the app that follows the strictest rules found across all locations and platforms. It’s basically the safest way to maximize profits with global marketing.
While Manga Up! were quick to assure readers in their official statement that the service was “still in the early stages of discovery” and that they “will work to improve while listening to feedback”, apparently without What a quick fix. Even in Manga Up! they’re willing to admit the obvious: If you’re not satisfied with the censorship, your only option is to go somewhere else.